As the season slows down a bit for us, we were able to take two days to visit Toronto to celebrate Terran's 9th birthday. Prior to farming, we loved to travel around Canada with our tent or canoe. But, I must say, now that we work with dirt, bugs, and rain on a regular basis, staying at a hotel holds much more appeal! We had a great little trip and enjoyed visiting the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and the Ontario Science Centre.
Since I've been away and have harvesting to get to this morning, I'm going to keep this blog post short and sweet. This week will be last week that we see most of the summer crops such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and maybe zucchini. With the cold nights and cool days, these crops languish and stop producing fruit. Next week, we will see a big shift in the type of vegetables you are receiving, as we start to harvest the cold-tolerant crops.
You will be receiving a small amount of sweet corn (perhaps as a choice item) in your share this week. We planted a small amount of corn this year, and plan to eliminate corn next year for a few reasons. Corn is a space hog, and we don't have the acreage to support growing corn on a larger scale. And, I don't grow corn particularly well :) Next year, we are going to focus on filling the space with more interesting crops.
Weekly Share Contents
Celery OR Swiss Chard
Corn (possibly as choice item)
Running out of things to do with your cucumbers? Not sure how to use cilantro? Try this yummy recipe... http://laylita.com/recipes/2014/01/28/cucumber-salad-with-lime-and-cilantro/